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The #biketwitter diaspora locator

How to find bike people on Mastodon

Who remembers Follow Friday on Twitter? I haven’t blogged much over the past several years in part because Twitter makes quick interactions with you so easy and fast. I’m undecided on my Twitter future, but in the meantime, I’ll share my other social media links here, along with those of other Twitter users as I run across them. Please feel free to share your social media connections in the comments.

Lupe the Mammoth, a metal sculpture of a juvenile mammoth on the side of the trail in San Jose, California.

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Update 8 November 2022

I’m migrating my Mastodon from what I think is a sketchy site to the much cooler sfba.social, where you can find me at @bikes@sfba.social.

Darryl Collins has created a Google Docs #biketwitter finder for Mastodon, so I don’t need to update the list below. Read his post here for the details.

Mastodon does hashtags well. If you want to be findable, I search Mastodon for #bicycle, #bicycles, #cyclingtwitter, and #cycling. Feel free to let me know what you use and recommend.

#biketwitter and friends

I’ll begin with this quick placeholder of people I know about who have created other social media accounts. Today is a busy work day so I won’t get to everybody just yet, and perhaps paradoxically the people I’m least close to will probably be recorded here first, not least of all because converting @user@mastodonserver username to a URL which is not standardized across the servers is time-consuming. You’ll see not everybody here is strictly about bikes, but they’re adjacent to my personal interests. Some of you all have multiple Mastodons, but I’ll only list the first one I see.

I hope this seed is an okay enough start because now I have work to do. I’ll add more as I have time to update this page.

Who is that metal elephant?

The photo above is a statue of Lupe, a juvenile mammoth who lived about 14,000 years ago in what is now Santa Clara County, California. Her bones were discovered in 2005 by Roger Castillo as he walked his dog along the Guadalupe River. You can learn more about Lupe at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.

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What is the #bikecommutercabal?

A couple of Fridays ago, a loose confederation of cyclists worked to game Google’s social media site and get the hashtag ‘#purple’ trending.

Today, we’re using our mad skills for a better purpose: we want to encourage cycling for transportation by promiting our secret handshake: the hashtag #bikecommutercabal.  Here’s how you can help.